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Marina at Mount Baker Theatre

05/21/2015 - 05/23/2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Mount Baker Theatre
104 N Commercial St

Marina, the tough proprietor of the “Grubstake Cabaret,” is struggling to survive as a widowed woman in the rowdy fishing and canning industry of Blaine, circa 1908. Bellingham TheatreWorks presents this world premier musical by Semiahmoo playwright Sandy Wolf. Mark Kuntz returns to the Mount Baker Theatre main stage to direct this ambitious new work featuring live orchestra, a cast of 25 dancers & singers and over 50 salmon! Tickets $10 – $24

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Blossom Time Breakfast

05/23/2015 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Bellingham Senior Center Hall
315 Halleck St

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Blossom Time Parade

05/23/2015 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Ski to Sea Grand Parade…aka the Blossom Time Grande Parade…is Saturday, May 23rd at 12pm downtown Bellingham.  This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Heroes” and features Joe Moser as Grand Marshall.  Lead by the local police department, the parade features floats, marching bands, fire trucks and horses. The parade runs along Cornwall Ave from Alabama to York St.

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Fairhaven Festival

05/24/2015 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

Get ready for the all-day, multi-street party, The Historic Fairhaven Festival on Sunday, May 24th! Highlights include:

-live music on 2 stages (see below for times and performers)
-a historic beer & wine garden (12pm-7pm)
-scores of arts & craft vendors, exhibits from nonprofits, and children’s activities
-plenty of food booths with a huge variety of offerings, including old favorites and ethnic foods
$1 rides from WWU park-n-ride and downtown to Fairhaven

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Ladies Night Out at Kara’s Beauty Barn

05/28/2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Kara’s Beauty Barn
1711 Pence Ave

You’re invited to the Women in Business Ladies Night Out at Kara’s Beauty Barn on Thursday, May 28th from 5:30-8pm. Socialize & have fun with an amazing group of women-owned businesses!

Get make up tips from Kara, check out handmade jewelry and gift items from artisans around the world from Novica Live, taste yummy samples of pies from Barb’s Pies and Pastries, and enter to win an awesome shopping spree at Real Deals on Home Décor! You’ll meet financial advisor Nicole Burdick from Waddell and Reed, learn health tips from Take Shape for Life’s Carrie Beck, a certified Health Coach, meet Robin from Perfectly Paired and enter to win a free cheese of the month membership and sample tastes of neon energy drinks from Randi Axelsson. After you’re glammed up by Kara, don’t forget to get your picture taken with your friends in the Fresh Pics photo booth!

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Color Me 5K

05/30/2015 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Lynden High School
1201 Bradley Rd

Support Lynden Tennis Teams- proudly hosted by Lynden Tennis Boosters-in the Color Me 5K! Plan to wear white and run thru color 4 times along the course! Finish the run completely colored in a special non toxic, biodegradable corn starch. Join in the fun of the ‘color explosion’ at the end of the race. Race entries include sunglasses, a wrist band and a color packet to throw at the color explosion at the end.

The Color Me 5K is Saturday May 30th-9am staggered start. Register online at www.color-me-5k.eventbrite.com

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Whatcom Day Academy Golf Tournament

05/30/2015 - All Day at North Bellingham Golf Course
205 W Smith Rd

Round up some golf buddies for the 2nd Annual Whatcom Day Academy Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 30th at North Bellingham Golf Course. Registration and pre-game fun starts at 11:30am, with a 1:30pm shotgun start.

18 four-person teams – open to all. $100 per golfer (includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, dinner and plenty of fun for everyone). Space is limited so sign up early! Registration deadline is Friday, May 15th or until all the spots are filled.

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FREE Days at State Parks

06/06/2015 - 11/11/2015 - All Day

Visit Washington state parks for free on specific days in 2015! The Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks on free days.

The 2015 State Parks free days are as follows:

January 1 – (Thursday) New Year’s Day and State Parks’ First Day Hikes Day
January 18 and 19 – (Sunday and Monday) Martin Luther King Jr. Day
March 19 – (Thursday) Washington State Parks’ 102nd birthday
April 4 – (Saturday) A springtime free Saturday
April 22 – (Wednesday) Earth Day
May 10 – (Sunday) A springtime free Sunday
June 6 – (Saturday) National Trails Day
June 13 – (Saturday) National Get Outdoors Day
August 25 – (Tuesday) National Park Service 99th birthday
September 26 – (Saturday) National Public Lands Day
November 11 – (Wednesday) Veterans Day

More information about the Discover Pass is at www.discoverpass.wa.gov. 

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San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

06/06/2015 - 06/07/2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour is a free self-guided tour from 10am-5pm on June 6th & 7th. Hundreds of people attend this free event every year!

With a mixture of prints, paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, sculpture, and fiber, the professional artists open their doors and welcome the public to see where art is created and explain their processes. This is a chance to purchase art at the source, often before the art is shown in national art shows and galleries. Visitors will gain a greater knowledge and clearer understanding of both the artist and their media.  The tour is a free event of art, guest musicians, lovely gardens, and a raffle for art at each studio. Maps and brochures are available at www.sanjuanislandartists.com and at many businesses in Friday Harbor.

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NBT Season Finale: Sleeping Beauty!

06/06/2015 - 06/07/2015 - 7:00 pm at Mount Baker Theatre
104 N Commercial St

A curse, a kiss, and magic! John Bishop’s production of The Sleeping Beauty, set to the magnificent Tchaikovsky score and true to the choreography of Marius Petipa, sets the stage magnificently for Northwest Ballet Theater’s 16th season finale. One of the most loved ballets of all time, Bishop’s choreographic enhancements deliver a very personal, magical touch. The result is a fresh and fiery fairy tale replete with stunning scenery and spectacular costumes sure to wow both children and adults alike. Formed in 1999 by Artistic Director John Bishop, NBT has established itself as one of Washington’s leading ballet troupes by building a regional reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth.

NBT will present this re-imagined work June 6th (7:30pm) and 7th (2pm) at the Mt. Baker Theatre in Bellingham, and June 13th, at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. Julie Heffner will make her debut as Aurora and will be gallantly partnered by John Bishop, who will dance the role of Prince Florimund. Delci Syvertson, who has danced several dramatic roles for NBT recently, will dance the role of Maleficent, the evil witch who curses Aurora and her parents’ kingdom to a 100-year sleep. Other prominent performers include Chloe Johnston (Lilac Fairy), Hailey Forsberg (Diamond Fairy & Princess Florine), Henry Winslow (Bluebird) and Emily DesChane, Sion Calabretta, Anna Rombold, Abbey Monson, Sophia Kongshaug, Kaarina Martilla, Ona Underwood and Annie Uribe as soloist fairies. Julia Schwartz and Alena Russell will perform the Puss and Boots duet and Joanna Pederson, Ally Rose and Kari Thordarson dance a fairy pas de trois.

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